LIVINGSTON COUNTY —The Livingston County Backpack Lunches for Kids program is once again giving back to the community, donating brown paper bags full of food to children in need across the county.
This year the food drive started Monday Dec. 1, and will end Friday, Dec. 12. The brown paper bags consists of a six servings of healthy, non-perishable foods like granola bars, raisins, fruit cups, and juice boxes. Social workers come to office of the aging and picks up the bags to put into each child’s backpack.
“I wanted to be an Americorp vista and wanted to be in Geneseo because I have a local connection and I have went here for past four years,” said Daniel Matthews, 2012 Geneseo graduate and coordinator for the Backpack Lunches for Kids program for Geneseo. “I thought it would be a great way to give back to the community.”
Livingston county Backpack Lunches for Kids program has been around for two years and serves eight school districts which include Avon, Keshequa , Geneseo Central, Mount Morris, Dansville, Wayland-Cohocton, York, and also includes the Head Start Kick Start Program in Mount Morris. They are also partnered up with Rochester, New York’s Foodlink program. The Livingston county Backpack Lunches for Kids program is a supplemental program that aids other existing programs like it and sends out about 160 brown paper bags per month.
If you would like to donate, donations can be dropped off at the Center for Community at MacVittie College Union room 353 anytime between now and next Friday. Students living on campus drop their donations in special boxes in their residence halls.
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